cardiac cycle

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Related to Atrial systole: atrial diastole, Ventricular systole
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Noun1.cardiac cycle - the complete cycle of events in the heart from the beginning of one heart beat to the beginning of the next; an electrical impulse conducted through the heart muscle that constricts the atria which is followed by constriction of the ventricles; "the cardiac cycle can be shown on an electrocardiogram"
oscillation, cycle - a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"
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6 The loss of atrial systole and rapid VR may cause haemodynamics deterioration in these patients.
0 Left atrial volume at onset of atrial systole, mL 75.
During atrial systole, the atria contract, and in ventricular systole the ventricles contract.